Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What is something that bothers you if it is not done perfectly?
One thing?  It bothers me when people don't put the dishes in the dishwasher correctly.  It bothers me when paperwork at school isn't done correctly.  Do I need to go on?

2. What is one of your best childhood memories?
Going to Texas to visit relatives.  I've talked about this before:  All of us piled into a car with no air conditioning or radio for a 2-day car ride to see Grandma.  Once we were there, we got re-acquainted with our cousins.  The highlight of the trip was putting on a show for the adults.  Good times, for sure.

3. Do you plan to watch the Royal Wedding and when was the last time you wore a hat?
I probably won't watch the wedding since it's on Friday and it's a workday.  (Sorry, Wils; I'm not taking a day off to watch you get hitched!)  I'm not a hat person.  I'm always so jealous of friends who look great in hats, especially ball caps.  Me?  I look like a guy.  One of my friends told me that I should get a hat that has a pony tail attached to it, but I told her that then I would look like a guy with long hair wearing a cap.

4. Where do you fall in the birth order in your family? Do you think this has influenced your personality?
I'm the 8th child, the 6th (and last) girl.  I definitely think it's influenced my personality.  My sisters call me "brat".  Do I need to say more than that?  

5. Where do you think you spend most of your money?
Groceries.  I don't even have to think about that one!

6. When you need to confront someone would you rather communicate in person, on the phone, by email or by letter? Why?
Email or letter, definitely.  I'm not a confrontational person at. all.  
7. Dodge ball, freeze tag, kickball or jump rope? You have to pick one.
Kickball.  I don't like getting hit, I'm not fast, or real coordinated.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Is anybody watching "The Amazing Race"?  Guess where they went this week:  Lichtenstein!  Seeing it just confirmed that I definitely want to go there.  It looks so incredibly beautiful!


  1. Oh the dishwasher! I should have included that too!!
    I still love road trips with my family although I'm glad we have music and ac : )
    Enjoy your day!

  2. I've never realized before why I like Kickball best of all. You summed it up perfectly.

    I'm not a fan either of things not getting done correctly. Drives me crazy!

    I love your childhood memory.

  3. Mary, I've been "out of commission" for the past few weeks but when I see all of the news about tornado strikes and flooding I was wondering if you had been affected by any of it.
    Hope all is well.

  4. I love the amazing race! One of my favorite shows ever. So much better than survivor in my opinion but I missed the last episode

  5. I am not a hat person either but I do wear a big, floppy one in the garden to keep the sun off my face and neck. I enjoyed your responses!

  6. I just know that Wills is going to be crushed that you have to miss the wedding :)

    I know what you mean about groceries...I remember having growing boys, too! They sure can "hide some food"!

  7. I LOVE AMAZING RACE! I am glued to the TV in time to see it each week. It is my favorite show and yes...I want to go there bad. I have never done a Germany trip...although I have flown into Frankfurt.

  8. I did watch the Amazing Race. The scenery was GORGEOUS! Poor cowboys!!

  9. Great post, Mary! I have to second you on so many that you answered.

  10. I have the dishwasher issue too! I've been known to go back and rearrange it all if someone's loaded it "wrong". Nice to know it isn't just me! I also don't look good in hats. Always wished I could wear them.

    I hope you make it to Lichtenstein someday. When I accomplished my life-long dream of going to Ireland, it was just as wonderful as I'd hoped it would be.

  11. Cool, you're one of 8...that's neat! I hadn't realized that before. Are all the other girls that call you brat at the beginning, then? Huh! Smiles to you for your midweek!

  12. Dishwasher...forgot that...I'm always rearranging the dishwasher. I'm not watching the Amazing Race, but I've been seeing the commercials for Lichtenstein. I'm not sure I've ever heard of that place.

  13. Really enjoyed your answers! I have five boys so a lot of my money goes to groceries too!

  14. I'm with you about hats, although I see so many cute ones. LOL about the dishwasher, I know what you mean, but if you have to unstack them, there is a certain order that works better than others! I'm with you about the royal wedding; got to work, need my sleep,I just want to see some highlights of it.


  15. I don't have a dishwasher, but I have a feeling I would be the same. I had one at one time, and I remember having to have things aligned a certain way so that you could load the maximum number of dishes and they would still get clean - and no pots and pans on top, please!!

    I can't imagine anyone calling you a brat!!!

  16. I've never given much thought to the dishwasher but it makes sense.
    Sounds like a great memory. I am setting my alarm and also setting my DVR. (of course if I was going to work that would be a different story) I can't imagine growing up in such a big family. Sorry, I'm not watching the race.

  17. Hi Mary, your answers are good.I loved wearing hats at Easter growing up,but don't do it anymore..I look crazy in a hat.I remember having no air in our car or did I survive??? Guess I was no having hot flashes back then...I used to love jump rope and played with my friends all of the time in school and at home.
    I am going to get up early Friday morning and watch the Royal wedding.When you retire like me, anything goes!!! Hugs, Baba

  18. Groceries!!!! Always the food, right?
    Dodge ball is just a game for bullies. :0

  19. Kickball was my favorite game. I didn't like getting hit and I wasn't fast either. That still applies to grown up me too. :)

  20. Re #1 -- you and I are nothing alike. Nope, not at all. Uh-huh. No way. (That was sarcasm, in case it wasn't clear...)


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